Caught on the Surface by Robert Taylor Giclee Canvas Studio Proof
Aircraft Sunderland, U-boat U-461
Robert Taylors dramatic rendering captures the final moments on July 30th, 1943 of U-461 in the Bay of Biscay as Flight Lieutenant Dudley Marrows RAAF spots three U-boats on the surface and powers his four-engined Sunderland aircraft over the conning tower of U-461, through a hail of gun fire. The submarines were at their most vulnerable as they set out and returned from their deadly missions in the Atlantic Ocean.
The U-boats were manoeuvring in formation, keeping bows pointed towards the attacking aircraft, putting up a formidable barrage of cannon and machine gun fire. I decided the only thing to do was to go in as low as possible. We went in, jinking violently, with all 30 guns of the three submarines firing at us. Shrapnel was hitting the fuselage like hail. Just skimming the swell tops, I had to pull up to clear the sub as I dropped my depth charges. We just cleared the conning tower Ft. Lt. D Marrows.
Seven depth charges straddled U-461 and blew the ship apart. Climbing away to assess the situation Dudley Marrows could see survivors in the water and in an involuntary act of compassion, flew back over the scene to drop one of his three dinghies to the survivors. It saved their lives.
This classic image is one of Robert Taylor's most powerful paintings and the signed lithograph edition is highly sought after on the secondary market. We are delighted that this breathtaking painting can now be faithfully replicated on canvas as a Museum Quality piece to be treasured for a lifetime.
Reproduced in a dramatic and imposing size this masterpiece could grace the walls of any home, study or office to create a truly commanding centerpiece!
Produced and printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist each of these carefully crafted Giclée Studio Proofs is mounted onto high quality stretchers and fully authorised and signed by the artist Robert Taylor.
Exclusively limited to just SEVENTY FIVE copies worldwide, each canvas Giclée is stamped on the back, hand-numbered and titled and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity.
CAUGHT ON THE SURFACE
75 Giclée Studio Proofs stretched on canvas (overseas orders will be sent rolled)
Overall Giclée size: 36 wide x 24 high